Father Pfleger to hold peace march on Ryan on 7/7 despite police plea


Police have asked Rev. Michael Pfleger to reconsider shutting down the Dan Ryan Expressway this weekend, but the prominent activist said he still plans to hold the peace march to draw attention to the violence in underserved Chicago neighborhoods.

City officials are touting crime statistics that show steep declines in shootings and killings, but Pfleger, the pastor at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Gresham, said not enough progress is being made in the most troubled neighborhoods. Pfleger’s peace march will take place July 7 at 10 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan, from 79th Street to 67th Street.


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